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Independently Yours (August & September)


Date & Time:
11/08/2018
31/08/2018
26/09/2018


Hong Kong Arts Centre is dedicated to cultivate the audience and development of Hong Kong indie movies. ‘Independently Yours’, 20 years after its first initiation presented by the HKAC, comes back as a recurrent screening programme. 


Screening Schedule 

11/8 (六Sat) 7:45pm 的士故事*設映後視訊問答,嘉賓楊文穎導演
Taxi Stories*Post-screening Q&A Session with Director Doris Yeung via Skype 
31/8 (五Fri) 7:45pm 日常對話*設映後視訊問答,嘉賓黃惠偵導演
Small Talk*Post-screening Q&A Session with Director Huang Hui-chen via Skype (BOOK NOW)
26/9 (三Wed) 7:45pm 分域大道*杜浩綸導演將出席映後談
Last Exit to Kai Tak*Post-screening Q&A Session with Director Matthew Torne (Tickets will be available soon) 

 

 

Taxi Stories
Co-presented by Hong Kong Arts Centre and Ying E Chi
Director: Doris Yeung
Hong Kong, Indonesia, China, Netherlands|2017|98 min
In Cantonese, English, Indonesian & Putonghua with Chinese & English subtitles|DCP|Colour

11/8 (Sat) 7:45pm*

*Post-screening Q&A Session with Director Doris Yeung via Skype

Taxi Stories is a mosaic film of three stories in three different Asian cities where the paths of the rich and poor cross one another in and around taxis. A closeted Beijing taxi driver tries to seduce a rich passenger, a Hong Kong pregnant trophy wife starts to develop feelings for her new Indonesian maid and a Jakarta slum orphan becomes infatuated with a Western female backpacker. All three characters desperately want to connect on a basic human level but are their own worst obstacle. In a new Asia where social mobility is linked to increasing wealth, money divides and separates each of them making it harder to be who they really are and not what they appear to be.


 

Small Talk
Co-presented by Hong Kong Arts Centre and Ying E Chi
Director: Huang Hui-chen
Taiwan | 2016 | 88 minutes
In Taiwanese and Mandarin with English subtitles  | DCP | Colour

31/8 (Fri) 7:45pm*

*Post-screening Q&A Session with Director Huang Hui-chen via Skype

Every morning, my mother wakes up well before me, prepares my lunch, and takes off. Every evening, after eating out, my mom comes home, washes up, closes her bedroom door, and is asleep by 9PM.
My mother and I live in the same space, but for decades now, we are like strangers. The only exchanges are the meals she cooks for me. No hellos, no goodbyes, and no 'I love you'.
Silence permeates our house as I watch her, knowing that beneath the deafening silence lies a secret that weighs heavily on her, keeping her from speaking; knowing that behind her tightly pursed lips is a shame so overbearing that it suffocates her.
One day, I finally summon up the courage to sit her down and make her talk. My camera becomes a gateway and a tool in prying open the Pandora’s box. But am I ready to hear what she has to say? Are we ready to face what’s been buried for so long?
 

Last Exit to Kai Tak
Co-presented by Hong Kong Arts Centre and Ying E Chi
Director: Matthew Torne
Hong Kong, UK | 2018 | 129 mins
In Cantonese and English with Chinese subtitles | DCP | Colour

26/9 (Wed) 7:45pm*

*Post-screening Q&A Session with Director Matthew Torne

Five Hong Kongers come to realise that life is the sum of all their choices.

Weaving together the stories and interactions of five activists (Joshua Wong, Denise Ho, Wong Yeung Tat, Ed Lau and Derek Lam) and their friends with astonishing fluidity as they come to terms with life in a post-Umbrella Movement Hong Kong and the realisation that life is the sum of all their choices. Director Matthew Torne (Lessons in Dissent (2014), Joshua: Teenager vs Superpower (2017)) serves up five slices of Twenty-First Century Hong Kong life in this ambitious mosaic of a film.

 


Details
VENUE :

Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre

TICKETING INFO :

Tickets: $75/$60*
*Tickets for full-time students, senior citizens, aged 60 or above, and people with disabilities.

Special Offer:
Special offer of 20% off for each purchase of 4 or more standard tickets.

Tickets for Independently Yours (August) available at URBTIX. 

Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
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